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TRA VISIONS 2020 won by Birmingham Rail Engineer

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TRA VISIONS 2020 won by Birmingham Rail Engineer, Dr Sakdirat Kaewunruen from the University of Birmingham back in September 2020.
Date:
23/10/2020

UK embraces hydrogen-fuelled future as transport hub and train announced

UK embraces hydrogen-fuelled future as transport hub and train announced
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The first ever hydrogen powered train will run on the UK mainline today (Sept 30) as part of a major project in partnership with the University of Birmingham.
Date:
30/09/2020

HS2 signs landmark R&D agreement with the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network

HS2 signs landmark R&D agreement with the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network
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HS2 Ltd has signed a ground-breaking agreement with leading railway research centres in UK universities that will enable it to access world-leading research capabilities, knowledge and facilities.
Date:
14/08/2020

The University of Birmingham selected as preferred bidder to work with the National College of Advanced Transport & Infrastructure (NCATI)

The University of Birmingham selected as preferred bidder to work with the National College of Advanced Transport & Infrastructure (NCATI)
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The University of Birmingham, together with its partners, has been selected as the preferred bidder to take forward discussions with NCATI on potentially incorporating it into the University's group.
Date:
07/08/2020

University of Birmingham wins the PraxisAuril Knowledge Exchange 'Partnership of the Year' award for its innovation partnership with Siemens Mobility

University of Birmingham wins the PraxisAuril Knowledge Exchange 'Partnership of the Year' award for its innovation partnership with Siemens Mobility
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The University of Birmingham has won a PraxisAuril Knowledge Exchange award for its partnership with Siemens Mobility, showcasing a best in class example of developing business and academic collaboration.
Date:
02/07/2020

HydroFLEX secures funding for hydrogen-powered train design

HydroFLEX secures funding for hydrogen-powered train design
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The UK's first hydrogen-powered train (HydroFLEX) is moving closer to commercial operation after the University of Birmingham has been awarded new funding by the Department for Transport.
Date:
17/06/2020

The Technical University Dresden, the University of Birmingham and Rock Rail commence research collaboration

The Technical University Dresden, the University of Birmingham and Rock Rail commence research collaboration
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A research collaboration between the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), UoB and Rock Rail is underway looking at innovative battery technology.
Date:
29/05/2020

Head of School at the University of Birmingham elected onto the IRSE Council

Head of School at the University of Birmingham elected onto the IRSE Council
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Professor Clive Roberts, Head of the School of Engineering at the University of Birmingham has today been elected as a council member of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineering (IRSE).
Date:
24/04/2020

Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education shortlisted in Guardian University Awards 2020

Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education shortlisted in Guardian University Awards 2020
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Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education at the University of Birmingham has been recognised in the Guardian University Awards 2020, shortlisted for Business Collaboration for the Hydroflex project.
Date:
16/03/2020

University of Birmingham improves aerodynamic research facilities

University of Birmingham improves aerodynamic research facilities
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The University of Birmingham's Transient Aerodynamic Investigation (TRAIN) facility, based in Derby's Rail Technology Centre (RTC) business park, has reopened following a £1.5 million renovation and upgrade.
Date:
12/03/2020
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